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Inner Strength

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

The Strength Behind People With Mental Illness

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

What I want to address is that not only are these stigmas inaccurate, but they couldn't be farther from the truth. People who deal with mental illness have an incredible amount of strength, even though many times they don't see it.

Meet My Good Fairy

Eve Beck | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Eve Beck

I awoke this morning at 5 a.m., with my Good Fairy nudging me... "Don't you think it's time to introduce me to all your new Huff Post 50 friends? No...

5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

Believe in yourself, and you will find happiness. Don't listen to the haters or those that will try to hold you back in life. Stop letting self-limiting beliefs win -- they have won for far too long!

Sometimes It Pays To Be A B*tch

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If being a bitch means that you are a woman who expects respect, who is a force to be reckoned with in business, politics and in life in general; if it means that you can be forceful when needed, make serious decisions and be a leader, then it is a positive affirmation.

Why I Trained Myself To Be Emotionless

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

My friends would at times call me a robot, laid back, cold. I took pleasure out of this -- to me it was proof that I had succeeded.

The Days When It's Most Important To Keep Going

Amanda Dai | Posted 10.26.2014 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I realized I didn't just improve my skills as a gymnast. After today, I grew as a person. Because on days like these, if you can push yourself one step further, that's when you get immeasurably stronger.

Lindsay Holmes

5 Secrets Of People With Incredible Inner Strength

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living

We all face adversity in one way or another. Some may have tougher obstacles than others, but regardless of the differences, we all share a universal ...

Where Beauty Is Found

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Throughout the years, running has meant many different things to me. It's been an escape from my problems, a way to empty my mind of stress, and most recently, a spiritual awakening to engaging in a life with greater purpose.

'The World Awaits You, Jordana' -- Letter to a Newborn From a Tough Former Philly DA

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Dear Readers: When my husband and my youngest grandchild, Jordana, was born this past May, her three sisters, who had saved just about everything f...

Finding Your Inner Voice

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

I feel very strongly that we all reach a time in our lives when teachers cannot lead the way. When we look outside of ourselves for support, we will not always find it. It is during these times that we must look deep inside of ourselves to find the support we are seeking.

Why Your Value Isn't Based on the Past, the Things You Do, or How People Treat You

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Rachel M. Martin

I began to think my value was based on being the best all the time. I stopped resting or doing things that were fun. I became afraid to speak my mind in fear that others would be mad at me.

Repeat After Me: 'I Am My Own Hero'

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Finn

As a kid, I believed not only in heroes, but superheroes. Maybe because believing in another person who was stronger than me made me feel a little less vulnerable, and a lot more secure. But as soon as I became an adult I realized that none of us ever outgrows vulnerability.

Now That I'm No Longer A Girlfriend

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I thought I couldn't be me without him. I thought I couldn't be me without someone else. What I didn't understand was that I shouldn't have to be someone's girlfriend to be "someone" to myself.

30 Life Lessons I Learned By Age 30

Susie Moore | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Some days I feel young enough to be a little foolish now and then and at other times, I think I am old enough to know better.

Peaceful Words of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

It is important that we bring the words of God into our lives, because if we don't, we may only hear the words of the enemy.

Life With a Twist -- #ParadigmShifts

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Deb Carlin Polhill

I have always believed that our reality is formed by our perception, and our perception is the way we choose to see things. Well, I choose to see age and getting older as something beautiful.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

Surrounded by Angels

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Foxley

Today I have realized that I am surrounded by angels. They have appeared over the past year in many different guises, but nevertheless I feel that the...

So Here's the Deal

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Foxley

Yesterday was a bit of a roller coaster. I started the day in a very dark place, crying for much of the morning and feeling terrified about my mortali...

A New Battle Has Begun....

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Hannah Foxley

I woke this morning feeling very apprehensive about the news I was about to get, my gut instinct was telling me that I probably had cancer in my liver. I ate some breakfast and then was immediately sick, which I think was because I knew I was about to get bad news.

Annieta: Detroit, September 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I enter the parking garage's front office to make a complaint about a food delivery person who improperly parked in the disabled area. I tell the y...

How To Survive The Tough Times, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart overcome tough times? Martha says that two especially tough times in her own life were her divorce, and the legal problem whic...

How We Can Find the Strength to Go On After a Seemingly-Horrific Incident Occurs

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

One of my dad's favorite sayings has always been, "Hindsight is always 20/20." And you can bet that I rolled my eyes every time I heard him say it as I grew up. But looking back on this experience with a year's worth of hindsight tells me my dad was absolutely right to always remind me of that.

10 Ways To Cultivate Inner Strength

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Since part of survival is accepting that you cannot change outside circumstances or people, it is imperative to accept and feel empowered by the realization that you can transform yourself. It's a super power.